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Karin Edigkaufer & Dagmar Hetzke Development of an Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Assessment Tool for SfS Teachers. Contents. Introduction A Look at the O&M Assessment Tool Aims Next Steps. Introduction. What is Orientation and Mobility (O&M)?

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Karin Edigkaufer & Dagmar Hetzke

Development of an Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Assessment Tool for SfS Teachers

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Contents
  • Introduction
  • A Look at the O&M Assessment Tool
  • Aims
  • Next Steps
introduction
Introduction
  • What is Orientation and Mobility (O&M)?

O&M is part of the social skills curriculum for visually impaired students.

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Introduction

Orientation is the ability to determine ones position in space.

Mobility refers to the ability of a visually impaired person to move safely, independently and efficiantly through his or her environment.

the sfs o m assessment tool
The SfS O&M Assessment Tool
  • Is designed to be used by every SfS educator
  • Covers all age groups (0-3, 4-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15+)‏
  • Can be used for children with all kinds of disability (multiply handicapped, crippled, hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted)‏
  • Gives an immediate overview of the strenghts and weaknesses regarding all aspects of O&M
aims of the o m assessment tool
Aims of the O&M Assessment Tool
  • Encourage regular O&M Evaluation of all SfS students
  • Enhance quality of student IEPs regarding O&M
  • Faciltate communication about O&M needs between SfS educator and parents
  • Promote communication about O&M needs between SfS educator and SfS O&M specialists
  • Introduce O&M standards for the SfS
next steps
Next Steps
  • Complete the O&M assessment tool for all age groups
  • Present the tool in teachers conference
  • Have SfS educators try out the tool
  • Evaluate the O&M assessment tool
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